The Laws of Money, The lessons of life.

Far too many times we become volunteers than victims for the stuff that is happening to us financially.

The truth is that if you want to get the results that you want, you have to do the work. There is no way around this one.

The knowledge that we acquire along the way preserves us and gives us the sustained success that we all want.

So, while reading this morning, I thought I should share some of the simple truths from Suze Orman's book:  The Laws of Money, The lessons of life. I find them refreshing honesty and helpful and I hope in turn they will help you.

- The most important thing in life when it comes to your money is people first, then money, then things.

- Be careful not to let the money you spend become a badge of your success.

- Every day you tell yourself you who you are, financially and in other important ways, by the choices you make with your money.

- Do not be afraid that people will not like you or want to be around you if you do not have money. Good people everywhere will like you for who you are, not for what you have.

- If you lie about who you are with your money, you will tend to spend more than you have and take tragic actions with your own money that could easily destroy your financial life.

- There's nothing constructive about habitually comparing your money situation to circumstances that don't exist. It simply leaves you stuck and ripe for getting into financial trouble.

- You must pay attention to your money and take care of it, in order for your money to be able to take care of you.

- The road to wealth isn't paved with what you once had. It's created out of what you do have and how you use it. If you live in yesterday, you will never be able to get to where you want to be tomorrow.

- When we accept who we are, we can make decisions about our money based on our makeup. Doing what is right is easy once you know who you are. But if you don't know who you are, nothing you do with your money will ever feel right.

- Do what is right for you means being realistic about your financial situation. Doing what is right for you means knowing what your real financial needs are and how you are going to meet them.

- Credit card debt is bondage, and you will never be able to keep what you have or create what you deserve if you are in bondage.

- The goal of money is to make you feel more secure, to give you more freedom and to let you have more control over your life.

- Each woman has her own set of financial priorities that are right just for her. Just as no one has your finger-prints, no one has your particular way of living life, handling money, or making decisions. Choose what is best for you.

- Always remember not to judge yourself by the money you have. And also you will never gain personal power through money. You are powerful no matter how much or how little money you have.

- Having power over money really means you have power over your life. It means you recognise that money is your servant. It's here to serve your purposes as well as the world's purposes.

Which one of this simple truths resonated with you?